The West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center has been awarded a $5,000 contribution from AT&T to support the museum’s ongoing efforts to preserve the history of Connecticut’s military and the sacrifices made by Connecticut soldiers. AT&T’s contribution will support the museum’s educational programs.
“The West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center has an all-volunteer staff, and we survive on grants and donations. This donation comes at a critical time. On behalf of the staff, and myself, we thank AT&T for this most generous contribution,” said President Frank Chasney in a statement.
“I would like to thank AT&T for the opportunity to bring together two great institutions that have the desire to benefit our veterans and our community. Most Connecticut residents only think of AT&T as the letters on the top of their monthly bills, however AT&T does so much for our community that goes unnoticed. AT&T’s generous donation to the West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center will go a long way to bringing awareness to one of West Haven’s best-kept secrets,” said State Representative Charles Ferraro in a statement.
In 2013, AT&T set a goal of nationally hiring 10,000 veterans and their families over the ensuing five years. The goal was reached in three years. In conjunction with White House Joining Forces, AT&T then committed to hiring another 10,000 veterans and their families by 2020.